Changing application environments are placing new demands on your IT infrastructure. With application workloads deployed across a mix of virtualized and nonvirtualized server and storage infrastructure, your network must provide constant connectivity, security, and visibility across bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud computing environments. The flexible and efficient chassis design for future expansion, with the capability to support more bandwidth and cooling and twice the number of power supplies needed to support today's maximum configuration.
The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform is the switch chassis designed without a midplane. Line cards and fabric modules connect directly. This design approach provides optimal front-to-back airflow and helps the switch operate using less power.